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Hike in collector rate hits common man
Zirakpur, April 9
With a hike in the collector rates and fees for getting building plans approved, constructing a house in Zirakpur is now a costly affair for the common man.The collector rates have been hiked by over 165 per cent from April 1. 

18 hurt as bus overturns
Ropar, April 9
Eighteen persons were injured after a bus overturned near Solakhian village in Ropar tonight.

City gets a cosmopolitan profile
Chandigarh, April 9
Chandigarh is fast losing its sheen of distinct Punjabi lifestyle and culture that dominated its environs for decades. With a heavy population mix of different communities, the city now bears the stamp of a changed cultural identity.


PU teacher sends legal notice to 17 students
Chandigarh, April 9
In what is perhaps the first of its kind case in the records of Panjab University, history department teacher Surinder Singh has issued a legal notice to his 17 students, asking them to withdraw the allegations that he deliberately failed them twice in an examination.


CCA poised to turn new leaf in its golden year
Founded on August 7, 1961, Chandigarh College of Architecture (CCA) celebrates its golden jubilee year in 2011. While certain eminent practising architects, who are also CCA pass-outs, feel that the college is carrying forward the legacy of Le Corbusier, others, however, opine that a serious introspection by the college is needed to make progress. The Tribune reporter Neha Miglani talks to a cross-section of people associated with the CCA to give an account of its recent achievements and problems that it encounters
Chandigarh, April 9
The building of the Chandigarh College of Architecture (CCA), located inside the premises of the PEC University of Technology, Sector 12. In 1950s, Le Corbusier had envisioned a premier architecture college in Chandigarh which will scrutinise the city’s growth. Now, after 50 years of its inception, Chandigarh College of Architecture (CCA), which is the academic faction of the “Great Chandigarh Experiment in Modern Urbanism” by Corbusier, awaits serious self-introspection.

Standing Tall: The building of the Chandigarh College of Architecture (CCA), located inside the premises of the PEC University of Technology, Sector 12. Tribune photo: Manoj Mahajan

Teachers must encourage: Alumni
The proposal of introduction of MArch needs a push from the All-India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) and UT administration. The college never had any shortage of funds, but there has to be motivation from teachers. A fundamental change is required in the style of teaching and students need to be taken out of classrooms in the built up environment to teach. Introspection is also needed on certain elective subjects that have been discontinued.

Key projects to look ahead
l Boosting Night Tourism-Illumination and lighting plan for Capitol Complex, Rock Garden, Sukhna Lake and Rose GardenIn a bid to boost night tourism in the city, a team of nearly 15 students of BArch (third and fourth year) and CCA principal, Pradeep Kumar Bhagat have recently completed a project of illuminating the three prime tourist sports in the city, including Sukhna Lake, Capital Complex, Rose Garden and Rock Garden. The implementation of this project proposed by the UT administration will start with the Sukhna Lake first.

Evaluation of college by students and experts in pipeline: Principal
Q. There is a general perception that certain elective subjects introduced in 1980s in the college were scrapped later. What is the college’s reaction to it?

Drug authority to start overseas inspection of units
Chandigarh April 9
In order to keep a check on the quality of drugs being imported and authenticity of exporters of drugs to the country, the Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) has decided to start overseas inspections of such manufacturing units, said Dr Surinder Singh, DGCI, here yesterday.

For A Graft-free India

Followers of Gandhian Anna Hazare take out a victory march at the rotary of Sectors 18, 19, 8 and 7 in Chandigarh on Saturday.
Followers of Gandhian Anna Hazare take out a victory march at the rotary of Sectors 18, 19, 8 and 7 in Chandigarh on Saturday. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

Water Misuse
380 residents get warning
Chandigarh, April 9
The Municipal Corporation issued 380 notices to residents of the city during the last nine days for violating the instructions issued on the misuse of water in the morning hours. The MC had imposed a ban on irrigating lawns and washing cars and courtyards from 5:30 am to 8:30 am from April 1. The authorities constituted 14 teams headed by an SDO to check the misuse during the morning hours.

150 in Mohali
Mohali, April 9
The department of water supply and sanitation has issued notices to about 150 consumers for washing cars during the morning supply hours even when a ban has been imposed in this regard.

Panchkula to get water from Kajauli by 2013
Panchkula, April 9
The Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) approved a demand for Rs 62 crore raised by the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation for laying pipelines in the UT to get its share of water from the Kajauli waterworks.

3 contenders fail to turn up
Chandigarh, April 9
Interview for the post of PGI director was held in New Delhi today.Three of the 13 contenders from the institute failed to appear in the same.The three include Dr Vinay Sakhuja, Prof P Kulhara, head, department of psychiatry, Prof S Varma, head, department of internal medicine.


‘Royal’ city grapples with water scarcity
Patiala, April 9
Even as the Patiala Municipal Corporation authorities claim that water related complaints are being disposed off on priority basis, water woes of city residents continues. While terming the steps taken by the Patiala MC as not sufficient, people residing in different areas of the city have strongly flayed the civic body authorities for not paying any attention towards their complaints related to water scarcity.

Use of Tullu pumps goes unabated
Patiala, April 9
Notwithstanding the tall claims of the Patiala Municipal Corporation, the unhealthy practice of fetching water from the Tullu pumps continues unabated in the city. Though officials of the civic body have admitted that people in several city areas are drawing water through tullu pumps, so far no action has been taken against the violators.

MC to form special team to deal with complaints
Patiala, April 9
With a view to redress the problems related to water scarcity on priority basis, Patiala Mayor, Ajit Pal Singh Kohli, has announced to set up a special team of the civic officials, who will only deal with the water related complaints.


Car, mobile stolen
Chandigarh, April 9
In his complaint, Satnam Singh of Mohali stated that someone had stolen his Esteem car (PB-65-A-8433) and mobile phone from the Sector 22 market.Amit Kumar of Sector 23 lodged a similar complaint alleging that his Maruti car (HR-24-G-0081) was stolen from outside his residence on the intervening night of April 7 and 8, while Manjit Sharma of Sector 20 alleged that his Esteem car (HR-42-A0036) parked outside his residence was taken away on the night of April 7. The police has registered different cases under Section 379 of the IPC at respective police stations.

2 bikers snatch gold chain
Panchkula, April 9
Anju Chhabra (50), a resident of Sector 4 here, reported to the police that her gold chain was snatched by two motorcycle-borne youths near Satluj Public School. She informed the police that she, along with her mother, was going to the market at the time of the incident.


Harsh fires best card in CGA junior golf
Chandi Mandir, April 9
Harsh Gangwar fired a one over par 73, recording the best card of the day, on the opening day of the first tournament of the CGA Junior Golf Circuit 2011 that got under way on the lush greens of the SEPTA Golf Course here today.

Randhawa, Verma in final
Panchkula, April 9
Dalbir Randhawa and RS Verma won a hard-fought battle to emerge victorious in the Chandigarh leg of the Audi quattro Cup 2011 played on the par-72 greens of the Panchkula Golf Club here on Saturday.

Chandril, Lakshit cruise ahead
Chandigarh, April 9
Indian brothers Chandril Sood and Lakshit Sood made it to the next round of the qualifying draw in the singles qualifying matches of the Union Bank ITF Men’s Futures Tennis Tournament at the Chandigarh Lawn Tennis Association (CLTA), Sector 10, here today.

32 for inter-district cricket tourney
Chandigarh, April 9
The Chandigarh Cricket Association (affiliated to PCA) has selected 32 probables for the Punjab State Inter District (U-16) Cricket Tournament starting next month.The selected players have to report at Guru Nanak Public School, Sector 36, at 4 pm.

Shri Shri Cricket Academy corner glory
Chandigarh, April 9
Shri Shri Cricket Academy beat Kanishka Cricket Academy, Gwalior, by 72 runs during the ongoing third Dr DD Sharma All-India Cricket Tournament (U-15) at Banyan Tree School, Sector 48, here today.


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